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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ciabatta” (67 reviews)
“sandwiches” (58 reviews)
“bread” (90 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 478 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The cafe has a warm and cosy feeling with its wood decor. Had a delicious sandwich and latte. The staff was really friendly as well. Great place for a casual lunch.

2  Thank Yu S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy and fresh. Friendly helpful staff. Restaurant a little noisy but a nice lunch. Will go again. Loved the gonuts. Good coffee.

Thank Pukekawa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I were looking for somewhere to breakfast in Rotorua, and I found this place through Google. It is a gorgeous little café, with amazing food and really good coffee. The people who served us were nice and friendly.

2  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vegetarian sandwich was rally yummy, they have fast wifi and charging points. Service is really friendly.

2  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bread was delicious. The owner a great guy and a Marvelous Host mingling with all the guest. The bread was freshly baked and the coffee complimented the sandwiches. For Europeans to have this wonderful bread after 4 weeks of traveling was such a treat!

1  Thank Chermene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped over here for late lunch after a long drive from Tauranga. Nice quirky cafe located off the main street. Friendly staff. Love the smell of pastries when you walk in. We tried 3 items. The slow cooked lamb sandwich with parmesan sunflower seed ciabatta,...More

1  Thank poopshooter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are on our honeymoon from the states. First time to Rotorua we were recommended to check this place out for breakfast. Oh boy, was that the best decision we made. We ended up coming here every morning during our stay in...More

2  Thank dmart22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best pastry we had in 2 years traveling, and we love pastry!! The bakery is very cosy! The service is beyond excellent! The owner came to our table to chat with us for a bit. Very humble en friendly people!...More

2  Thank cvni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was told about Ciabatta from work colleague so I decided to have business meeting here over lunch. The staff are fabulous and efficient. Now the food was to die for and yummy coffee. I cannot recommend this place enough, if you don't have time...More

2  Thank IvanandSusie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to visit this place during my MTB trip to New Zealand. My selection criteria was based on the high number of positive reviews, and my love for bakeries. Not knowing the city, I thought it'll be located in one of the major streets...More

2  Thank Ahmed K
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23 November 2017|
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Response from IvanandSusie | Reviewed this property |
yes they have began options available
Logan-Michelle B
16 July 2017|
Response from CaraBoots | Reviewed this property |
No - it's open 8.00 till 3.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.00 - 1.30! Closed Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
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A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.
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